There was nothing but LOVE Monday evening in Harlem for the VIP screening of the new movie, Brotherly Love; starring KeKe Palmer, Cory Hardrict, Romeo Miller, Quincy Brown, Macy Gray, Eric D. Hill, Jr., and much more. From cast members to artists like Jadakiss, Mack Wilds, Angela Yee, and Harlem’s Own, Vado came out to support the Jamal Hill film, which took 10 years to be picked up and 21 days to film.
Filmed in Philadelphia, Brotherly Love takes you to the hood of Philly on a shocking and adrenaline-filled ride that sheds light on why things happen in life. Everyone is thy brother’s keeper; even when it goes wrong. There’s June (played by Hardrict), who is the caregiver and takes care of everyone in the house and in the streets. Then there’s Sergio (played by Hill, Jr.), who is the motivator (or inspiration) living his hoop dreams by going hard for his team and (or while) staying on the right track; even when faced with street dreams. Finally, you have Jackie (played by Palmer), who is chasing her dreams, while making her siblings proud, and finding faith in her love interest Chris (played by Brown); who happens to be from the other side of Philly. Quincy Brown’s charming debut role in this movie shows his character to be very smooth and genuine. The film has its share of guest appearances and pretty dope music selections that will have you bopping your head a few times.
After the movie screening, a panel discussion moderated by Power 105.1’s Angela Yee took place with the cast members. Eric D. Hill, Jr. gave praise to this movie and Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Productions picking it up and seeing it as “a breathing ground for black talent”. Check out more of what the cast members has to say about the film…
Brotherly Love is a combination of Above the Rim and Boyz n the Hood that will have you clutching your pearls and bending your New Era cap. It depicts family bonds, street bonds, perseverance, and loyalty. Overall, the movie is about choices and how you play out those choices.
Show some love to Brotherly Love! It hits theaters this Friday April 24th.